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balance for Health Care Professionals

balance for Health Care Professionals

Now more than ever, health care professionals are under immense pressure to cater to the high demand within our health services.

With some women attending up to 10 appointments before receiving a correct menopause diagnosis and treatment, balance app aims to help reduce this avoidable stress on our practitioners and patients in need.

Newson, L & Lewis, R. (2021) Delayed diagnosis and treatment of menopause is wasting NHS appointments and resources [Paper Presentation], Royal College of GP Annual Conference, London, UK

How to use this page

  • Learn how to use balance app and the Health Report© in the treatment pathway to reach a diagnosis quicker
  • Download and share balance app posters to raise awareness and help others
  • Find out about our CPD-accredited Confidence in the Menopause online education course

Approved by ORCHA, balance app is recognised as safe, accredited, compliant, and trusted to feature in digital health libraries for the NHS and other national health bodies around the world.

Using balance app within the treatment pathway

Health care professionals can recommend ORCHA approved balance app to patients and ask them to fill in their personal information, health background and take the balance Menopause Symptom Questionnaire©. If applicable, patients should log their periods too.

Once complete, a personal Health Report© can be downloaded and brought to the appointment.

Watch this short video to understand how health care professionals can use balance app to make a swift and accurate menopause diagnosis and treatment plan.

“As an non-menopause specialist, I regularly use the balance app for my menopausal patients as it not only provides me with loads of additional information I would not necessarily think to ask about during a standard consultation, but in a busy NHS clinic, when we only get a maximum of 10 minutes per patient, having the information the balance app provides can help enormously with effective and better patient management”.

Dr Jeff Foster BSc (Hons), MB ChB, DRCOG, nMRCGP
Private and NHS GP

“I’ve been chatting to a number of women about menopause as I write this decision aid. The balance app, website, and Dr Louise Newson have been recommended to many of them, or they have found your resources on their own. And all of them say how much it helped them. All of them, they say it spontaneously, without prompting.”

Leila Finikarides
Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, Cambridge University

“The balance app can help to reduce HRT consultation length times in primary care. This is because it enables a patient to identify their own symptoms meaning a clinician does not have to ask about these in a history. Often it can take time to tease these symptoms out of a history, particularly because many symptoms are of an insidious nature. Receptionists can signpost a patient to use this app before their review with a clinician and a print-out or summary report can be brought to an appointment or attached to an e-consult or text message service. The app can also be used for tracking and monitoring of symptoms after treatment is initiated which helps to speed up follow up appointments.”

Dr Abbie Laing MBChB, BSc, MRCGP, DFSRH
GP & Menopause Specialist

Understanding the balance Health Report©

balance menopause support app health report

Easily view patient’s personal and relevant medical history information.


balance menopause support app health report

Understand patient’s 3 month cycle history, if applicable.

balance menopause support app health report

From the balance Menopause Symptom Questionnaire©, understand the patient’s full range of symptoms including, physical, psychological and vasomotor.


Raise awareness of the menopause: download & print our family of posters

genitourinary syndrome of menopause poster

Confidence in the Menopause course

Confidence in the Menopause is a CPD-accredited course designed to increase your knowledge of, and confidence in, managing all aspects of the perimenopause and menopause.

You will learn about varying symptoms, treatment options, lifestyle measures and the latest research. Confidence in the Menopause is delivered online through bite-sized patient cases using everyday stories to tease out the nuances of menopause care and highlight how individual everyone is.

Sign up today

Confidence in the Menopause course

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Join The Newson Health Menopause Society

The Newson Health Menopause Society (NHMS) is an international, multidisciplinary collective of healthcare professionals and experts who are passionate about improving women’s experience of the perimenopause and menopause and researching the role of hormones in disease prevention and future health.

NHMS wants to improve the experience and future health of all those going through perimenopause and menopause. They do this by educating, connecting, catalysing research and empowering healthcare professionals around the world.

Learn more

Join The Newson Health Menopause Society


The balance effect: Since downloading the app...

70% of users feel confident about their treatment options
53% of users feel their physical health has improved

balance in Long Covid Clinics

balance in Long Covid Clinics

The balance app is recommended by the Greater Manchester and Trafford Post Acute Covid Assessment Service (PACAS) and is being used by other multidisciplinary teams in their Long Covid clinics.

As part of the treatment pathway, balance app is helping to identify which patients are experiencing other symptoms associated with the perimenopause and menopause, as well as their Long Covid symptoms. These insights are being utilised to shape and inform management plans.

For more information on the subject click here or read a patient’s story about HRT and Long Covid.


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You can browse all our evidence-based and unbiased information in the Menopause Library.